The Co-operative Innovation Project

Collaborative, Community-Led Solutions

Releasing Findings

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The Co-operative Innovation Project defines rural western Canada as a combined and indivisible rural and Aboriginal space. Neither can be viewed without the other.

As such, CIP was one of the largest projects ever to ask both rural and rural Aboriginal residents and communities the same questions, at the same time. Patterns of both similarity and difference provide a path forward to work together.

We are pleased to show you what we’ve found. Some of our Final Report is now ready for viewing. Find the chapters in the page marked Final Report. More are forthcoming; check back frequently over the next few weeks.


On November 30th at the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives in Saskatoon, we held a limited-link recorded public presentation and overview of some of our findings. You can view the PDF versions of those presentations here.

We have also been working to distill our findings into short, two-page notes from the Co-operative Innovation Project. The first of these can be found here.

And for those of you who love to hear, as well as read for yourself, our recorded videos can be found on the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives YouTube site. Open the first roundtable, with Murray Fulton and Darcy Overland, here. The second roundtable, with Dionne Pohler and (in a reprise role!) Murray Fulton, can be found here.

If you have any comments, questions, feedback, or just want to connect with us, please leave a comment or call us at 1-306-966-8502 or send one of the project members a direct email. We look forward to hearing from you.


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